The Dog Vote

Dogs can not vote, but that doesn’t stop me from speculating about their politics.

I tend to think of our dogs as libertarians: they oppose any sort of regulation or interference in their personal business. They don’t want anything impinging on their freedom to be dogs, but like many libertarians, they are also full of contradictions. For example, the dogs tend to be in favor of programs that benefit them directly — handouts, if you will — which is just human nature. Or dog nature, I guess.

And I do know this about my dogs: they would never vote for Mitt Romney. Not after hearing the story of Romney strapping his dog to the roof of a car to make a 12 hour vacation trip, like Clark Griswold with an Irish Setter. Just Google Romney dog for the ugly details.

To my dogs this is a sort of a canine Chappaquiddick, absolute proof that Romney can not be trusted to serve.

Don’t get me started on the cats. They are all about receiving services while not contributing much to the household. Not to get into any tired old sterotypes, but they are clearly the entitlement class — and certainly Democrats.

9 responses to “The Dog Vote

  1. Cats as the entitled class? I can see that. But they’re also fiercely independent, thus clouding the issue even more.

  2. My cats are anarchists.

    Dogs, regardless of party affiliation, seem like the perfect political operatives: loyal and oportunistic. They know from where their bowl is filled, and always have an eye out for a scrap of something that falls to the floor.

  3. Objection sustained Mr. Merriam.

  4. B/t/w, forget about dogs versus cats (or lions, and tigers and bears for that matter). Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey as our national symbol, while John Adams and Thomas Jefferson lobbied for the bald eagle? Sort of makes you wonder what might have been.

  5. I heard about the Romney dog issue last week and was in shock. I do like the idea that one dude had to put a carrier and a stuffed dog on the roof of his car with a big sign that read “Dogs Against Romney”.

    Your girls look very smart.

  6. Sadly, I think Mr Franklin won. There;s an aweful lot of turkeys in Washington and other political positions.

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